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The Top 200 Greatest Video Games of All Time

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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 6:21 am

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I've been compiling all the lists I could find of the top video games to do a sort of TSPDT for Video Games.


Sources: IGN Top 100 - Slant Top 100 - Games Radar + Top 100 - G4TV Top 100 - Popular Mechanics Top 100 - Time Magazine Top 100 (unranked) - Empire Online’s Top 100 - Edge Magazine’s Top 100 - Game Informer Top 100 (2001) - Game Informer Top 200 (2009) – HiConsumption’s Top 100 –EPN’s Top 100 – Business Insider’s Top 50 – Stuff’s Top 20 – WatchMojo.com’s Top 10 – WhatCulture’s 20 You Must Play Before You Die – Game On!’s Top 50 (Unranked) – Hardcore Gaming 101’s top 200 (Unranked) – Fandomania ‘s Top 100 – Slogan Yams’s top 25

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Destructoid’s Top 50 Games of the 00’s –

I used a similar point system to our movie polls. Three of the lists were unranked and one was only for the 2000's therefore the points were far less significant for that one. I'm going to take my time so that we can talk about the games.

Anyway, without further ado, let's start with number 200!
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1. Half-Life 2 =1463.73 (18 lists) (Various)

2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time = 1374.95 (15 lists) (Nintendo 64)

3. Tetris = 1227.07 (15 lists) (Various)

4. Goldeneye 007 = 1187.67 (16 lists) (Nintendo 64)

5. Super Mario 64 = 1061 (14 lists) (Nintendo 64)

6. BioShock = 1019.92 (14 lists) (Various)

7. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past = 1001.48 (12 lists) (Super Nintendo)

8. Final Fantasy VII = 995.28 (13 lists) (PlayStation)

9. Resident Evil 4 = 992.68 (16 lists) (GameCube)

10. Chrono Trigger = 970.98 (14 lists) (Super Nintendo)

11. Shadow of the Colossus = 962.05 (16 lists) (PlayStation 2)

12. Super Mario World = 938.6 (12 lists) (Super Nintendo)

13. Super Mario Bros. = 931.07 (12 lists) (NES)

14. Metal Gear Solid = 911.07 (12 lists) (PlayStation

15. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves = 894.96 (13 lists) (PlayStation 3)

16. Halo: Combat Evolved = 878.89 (13 lists) (Xbox)

17. The Last of Us = 869.32 (11 lists) (PlayStation 3)

18. Red Dead Redemption = 837.8 (12 lists) (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

19. Mass Effect 2 = 829.04 (12 lists) (Various)

20. Doom = 825.23 (11 lists) (DOS)

21. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare = 799.75 (13 lists) (Various)

22. Super Metroid = 798.67 (12 lists) (Super Nintendo)

23. Portal = 796.95 (13 lists) (Various)

24. World of Warcraft = 784.24 (13 lists) (Various)

25. Portal 2 = 780.11 (10 lists) (Various)

26. Street Fighter II = 732.43 (11 lists) (Arcade)

27. Super Mario Bros. 3 = 727.21 (9 lists) (NES)

28. Fallout 3 = 724.17 (12 lists) (Various)

29. Metroid Prime = 718.82 (13 lists) (GameCube)

30. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim = 716.4 (10 lists) (Various)

31. Catlevania: Symphony of the Night = 693.69 (12 lists) (PlayStation)

32. Deus Ex = 685.63 (11 lists) (Windows)

33. Ico = 611.9 (11 lists) (PlayStation 2)

34. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater = 581.28 (10 lists) (PlayStation 2)

35. Grand Theft Auto III = 580.87 (7 lists) (PlayStation 2)

36. Grand Theft Auto V = 576.48 (7 lists) (Various)

37. StarCraft = 570.03 (10 lists) (Various)

38. Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow = 564.77 (10 lists) (Game Boy)

39. Final Fantasy VI = 561. 73 (8 lists) (Super Nintendo)

40. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out! = 549.41 (11 lists) (NES)

41. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic = 549.08 (11 lists) (Xbox)

42. The Legend of Zelda = 546.33 (7 lists) (NES)

43. Journey = 541.38 (9 lists) (PlayStation 3)

44. Minecraft = 529.77 (8 lists) (Windows)

45. Okami = 489.87 (11 lists) (PlayStation 2)

46. Silent Hill 2 = 482.01 (9 lists) (PlayStation 2)

47. Dark Souls = 469.37 (7 lists) (Various)

48. Super Mario Galaxy = 464.05 (8 lists) (Wii)

49. Contra = 457.58 (8 lists) (Arcade)

50. Ms. Pac-Man = 450.37 (6 lists) (Arcade)

51. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker = 447.45 (8 lists) (GameCube)

52. Counter Strike = 443.83 (9 lists) (Windows)

53. Half-Life = 430.81 (6 lists) (Windows)

54. Super Mario Kart = 429.02 (6 lists) (Super Nintendo)

55. Galaga = 410.19 (8 lists) (Arcade)

56. Batman: Arkham City = 403.55 (6 lists) (Various)

57. Super Smash Bros. Melee = 384.54 (9 lists) (GameCube)

58. Final Fantasy Tactics = 379.54 (8 lists) (PlayStation)

59. Sonic the Hedgehog = 377.14 (7 lists) (Genesis)

60. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask = 376.03 ( 7 lists) (Nintendo 64)

61. Donkey Kong [1981] = 363.53 (8 lists) (Arcade)

62. Diablo II = 355.82 (7 lists) (Windows)

63. Tomb Raider [1996] = 353.02 (7 lists) (Various)

64. Braid = 351.05 (9 lists) (Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade))

65. Resident Evil 2 = 345.58 (6 lists) (PlayStation)

66. Super Mario Galaxy 2 = 339.52 (6 lists) (Wii)

67. Grim Fandango = 337.46 (9 lists) (Windows)

68. Mega Man 2 = 337.24 (7 lists) (NES)

69. The Sims = 336.49 (7 lists) (Windows)

70. Rock Band 3 = 320.77 (6 lists) (Various)

71. Mass Effect = 308.75 (5 lists) (Xbox 360)

72. The Walking Dead: Season One = 307.15 (6 lists) (Various)

73. Final Fantasy X = 296.53 (5 lists) (PlayStation)

74. Earthbound = 294.75 (7 lists) (Super Nintendo)

75. SoulCalibur = 285.9 (5 lists) (Arcade)

76. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time = 285.55 (7 lists) (Various)

77. Kingdom Hearts = 282.93 (6 lists) (PlayStation 2)

78. Baldur’s Gate II = 281.93 (7 lists) (Windows)

79. Batman: Arkham Asylum = 279.34 (5 lists) (1 top 5 vote) (Various)

80. God of War = 272.11 (5 lists) (PlayStation 2)

81. Grand Theft Auto IV = 269.4 (5 lists) (Various)

82. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion = 265.36 (5 lists) (Various)

83. Pac-Man = 263.93 (4 lists) (Arcade)

84. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas = 263.13 (5 lists) (PlayStation 2)

85. Civilization = 262.5 (5 lists) (DOS)

86. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island = 258.29 (6 lists) (Super Nintendo)

87. Tony Hawks’s Pro Skater 2 = 256.58 (4 lists) (1 top 5 vote) (PlayStation)

88. Asteroids = 255.71 (5 lists) (1 top 5 vote) (Arcade)

89. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City = 252.36 (5 lists) (PlayStation 2)

90. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 = 249.73 (5 lists) (Genesis)

91. Space Invaders = 245.92 (4 lists) (Arcade)

92. The Secret of Monkey Island = 244.48 (5 lists) (Various)

93. Assassin’s Creed II = 238.17 (4 lists) (Various)

94. SimCity = 235.71 (4 lists) (Various)

95. Metroid = 235.31 (3 lists) (NES)

96. Persona 4: Golden = 233.54 (6 lists) (PS Vita)

97. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots = 232.06 (5 lists) (PlayStation 3)

98. Guitar Hero = 229.81 (4 lists) (PlayStation 2)

99. Pong = 228.46 (5 lists) (Arcade)

100. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings = 225.34 (4 lists) (Various)

101. Rez = 224.82 (4 lists)

102. Banjo-Kazooie = 223.92 (5 lists) (Nintendo 64)

103. Hotline Miami = 214.33 (5 lists)

104. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty = 210.69 (5 lists)

105. Quake 3: Arena = 208.35 (5 lists)

106. Dead Space = 207.79 (5 lists)

107. Myst = 206.64 (5 lists)

108. Mortal Kombat = 204.8 (4 lists)

109. Psychonauts = 203.97 (5 lists)

110. Mario Kart 64 = 197.85 (3 lists) (1 top 10 vote)

111. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater = 197.43 (3 lists)

112. Ultra Street Fighter IV = 196.48 (3 lists)

113. Zork I: The Great Underground Empire = 195.53 (5 lists)

114. Wii Sports = 194.73 (5 lists)

115. Resident Evil = 187.83 (5 lists)

116. Gears of War = 185.84 (5 lists)

117. Civilization II = 184.7 (3 lists)

118. Limbo = 182.71 (5 lists)

119. Double Dragon = 181.17 (5 lists)

120. NBA Jam = 180.99 (4 lists)

121. Destiny = 180.79 (3 lists)

122. Shenmue = 180.59 (3 lists)

123. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 = 180.23 (4 lists)

124. Star Fox 64 = 179.97 (4 lists)

125. Advance Wars = 176.76 (4 lists)

126. Rock Band = 176.61 (3 lists)

127. Max Payne = 174.66 (5 lists)

128. Silent Hill = 172.13 (4 lists)

129. EverQuest = 169.26 (3 lists)

130. Command & Conquer = 169.15 (3 lists)

131. Star Wars: TIE Fighter = 169 (4 lists)

132. Halo 3 = 168.66 (3 lists)

133. Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle = 168.65 (5 lists)

134. Team Fortress 2 = 167.58 (6 lists)

135. Final Fantasy IX = 165.5 (4 lists)

136. Burnout 3 = 165.35 (4 lists)

137. Mario Kart 8 = 163.67 (2 lists)

138. Tecmo Bowl = 161.99 (3 lists)

139. Panzer Dragoon Saga = 160.6 (4 lists)

140. Pitfall! = 159.91 (4 lists)

141. Shenmue II = 159.75 (5 lists)

142. Angry Birds = 159.33 (4 lists)

143. Civilization IV = 159.04 (4 lists)

144. Bayonetta = 158.19 (3 lists)

145. Left 4 Dead = 156.24 (5 lists)

146. System Shock 2 = 155.01 (5 lists)

147. Tecmo Super Bowl = 154.9 (3 lists)

148. Lumines = 152.16 (3 lists)

149. Katamari Damacy = 150.46 (4 lists)

150. Adventure = 147.6 (3 lists)

151. Outrun = 146.77 (3 lists)

152. Super Smash Bros. Brawl = 146.76 (3 lists)

153. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec = 145.77 (3 lists)

154. Spelunky = 144.46 (3 lists)

155. Tekken 3 = 142.04 (4 lists)

156. Battlefield 1942 = 141.35 (3 lists)

157. Fire Emblem: Awakening = 140.94 (3 lists)

158. F-Zero GX = 139.1 (3 lists)

159. Super Mario RPG = 138.9 (3 lists)

160. Gauntlet = 138.62 (4 lists)

161. Secret of Mana = 135.19 (3 lists)

162. Gran Turismo = 134.01 (2 lists)

163. Starcraft II = 133.19 (3 lists)

164. Madden NFL 2005 = 130.12 (2 lists)

165. Dance Dance Revolution = 129.28 (2 lists)

166. Super Monkey Ball = 128.79 (3 lists)

167. Bloodborne = 128.42 (2 lists) (1 top 5 vote)

168. Xenoblade Chronicles = 127.58 (3 lists)

169. Ninja Gaiden = 127.37 (4 lists)

170. SimCity 2000 = 127 (3 lists)

171. Demon’s Souls = 126.84 (2 lists)

172. Homeworld = 126.2 (4 lists)

173. Ridge Racer = 125.6 (3 lists)

174. Crash Bandicoot: Warped = 125.58 (3 lists)

175. X-Com: UFO Defense = 124.68 (4 lists)

176. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem = 123.64 (3 lists)

177. Thief II: The Metal Age = 120.51 (3 lists)

178. Bayonetta 2 = 119.55 (2 lists)

179. Baseball Stars = 119.17 (2 lists)

180. Sid Meier’s Pirates! = 118.35 (2 lists)

181. Civilization V = 118.18 (3 lists)

182. SSX3 = 117.8 (3 lists)

183. Heavy Rain = 117.53 (4 lists)

184. Virtua Tennis = 116.69 (2 lists)

185. Mortal Kombat II = 115.19 (3 lists)

186. Splinter Cell = 115.06 (2 lists)

187. NBA 2K11 = 113.22 (3 lists)

188. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge = 112.79 (3 lists)

189. Unreal Tournament = 112.76 (4 lists)

190. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX = 111.94 (3 lists)

191. Halo 2 = 111.56 (2 lists)

192. Castlevania = 110.95 (3 lists)

193. Dota 2 = 109.73 (2 lists)

194. Dragon Age: Origins = 108.76 (2 lists)

195. Lode Runner = 108.51 (3 lists)

196. Call of Duty 2 = 107.02 (3 lists)

197. Elite = 106.05 (2 lists)

198. LittleBigPlanet = 105.74 (3 lists)

199. Age of Empires = 105.73 (3 lists)

200. The Oregon Trail = 104.86 (3 lists)
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Post by mightysparks » February 10th, 2016, 6:27 am

:circle: Now I'm gonna want to play them all and remember how much of a total noob I am and give up :P
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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 6:34 am

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#200 The Oregon Trail - 1974 - MECC - Platform: Various

Points: 104.86 Lists: 3
Top 1-10-50: 0-0-0
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The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) in 1974. The original game was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. The player assumes the role of a wagon leader guiding his or her party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon's Willamette Valley on the Oregon Trail via a covered wagon in 1848. The game is the first entry in the Oregon Trail series of games, and has since been released in many editions by various developers and publishers who have acquired rights to it, as well as inspiring a number of spinoffs (such as The Yukon Trail and The Amazon Trail) and the parody The Organ Trail.
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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 6:36 am

mightysparks on Feb 9 2016, 11:27:30 PM wrote::circle: Now I'm gonna want to play them all and remember how much of a total noob I am and give up :P
This is a wide variety of games, I'm sure you can finish a bunch. And there's always easy mode or emulator quick saves/loads :whistling:
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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 6:59 am

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#199 Age of Empires - 1997 - Ensemble Studios - Platform: Microsoft Windows

Points: 105.73 Lists: 3
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(GameInformer #81) (GameInformerTop200 #71) (Fandomania ‘s Top 100 #77)

Age of Empires (often abbreviated to AoE) is a history-based real-time strategy video game released in 1997. Developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft. Ensemble was still an independent company, later acquired by Microsoft. The game uses the Genie, a 2D sprite-based game engine. The game allows the user to act as the leader of an ancient civilization by advancing it through four ages (the Stone, Tool, Bronze, and Iron Ages), gaining access to new and improved units with each advance. It was later ported to Pocket PCs with Windows, resulting in a version very similar to the PC game.
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Post by mjf314 » February 10th, 2016, 7:08 am

I wonder how many of these games I've played. So far I've played 1 (The Oregon Trail).

If you're looking for more sources, you might find some here. (or are you already using all of those sources?)

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Post by mightysparks » February 10th, 2016, 7:11 am

I've briefly played The Oregon Trail, but have played The Organ Trail more. My brother used to play Age of Empires but I never got into it.
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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 7:20 am

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#198 LittleBigPlanet - 2008 - Media Molecule - Platform: PlayStation 3

Points: 105.74 Lists: 3
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LittleBigPlanet, commonly abbreviated LBP, is a puzzle-platformer video game, based on user-generated content, for the PlayStation 3 first announced on 7 March 2007, by Phil Harrison at the 2007 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California It was developed under the title The Next Big Thing by Media Molecule and was published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Many saw the game as an important title for Sony's PlayStation 3.

The game received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from critics and has been praised for its presentation, including its graphics, physics, and audio, along with its gameplay and large array of customisable costumes and online features. Additional praise was given to its scope and future potential based on user-created content; minor criticism was reserved for specific elements of the gameplay mechanics and level creation facilities. LittleBigPlanet has won a considerable number of awards. A PSP version of the game was released in November 2009, featuring new levels and content. The game was offered by Sony as a free download as part of their 'Welcome Back' program, following the PlayStation Network outage of 2011.

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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 7:21 am

mjf314 on Feb 10 2016, 12:08:53 AM wrote:I wonder how many of these games I've played. So far I've played 1 (The Oregon Trail).

If you're looking for more sources, you might find some here. (or are you already using all of those sources?)
I use many of these, but I don't use yearly best's. Only top of all times.

I will redo this in a few months, when I have new sources. If you find lists that are not here or on mjf's list, let me know.
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Post by mightysparks » February 10th, 2016, 7:23 am

I've very briefly played one of the LittleBigPlanet's, I can't remember which one. It was interesting but couldn't really get into it.
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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 7:24 am

mightysparks on Feb 10 2016, 12:11:41 AM wrote:I've briefly played The Oregon Trail, but have played The Organ Trail more. My brother used to play Age of Empires but I never got into it.
I played the Oregon Trail remake on Iphone, which doesn't exist anymore because they replaced it with a crappy "free to start" town management game.

I played Age of Empires back in the day, I loved it. Have not played LittleBigPlanet and don't really want to for some reason.

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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 7:57 am

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#197 Elite - 1984 - David Braben & Ian Bell - Platform: BBC Micro

Points: 106.05 Lists: 2
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Elite is a space trading video game, written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell and originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers in September 1984.[1] Elite's open-ended game model, and revolutionary 3D graphics led to it being ported to virtually every contemporary home computer system, and earned it a place as a classic and a genre maker in gaming history.[2] The game's title derives from one of the player's goals of raising their combat rating to the exalted heights of "Elite".

Elite was one of the first home computer games to use wire-frame 3D graphics with hidden line removal.[3] It added graphics and twitch gameplay aspects to the genre established by the 1974 game Star Trader.[4] Another novelty was the inclusion of The Dark Wheel, a novella by Robert Holdstock which gave players insight into the moral and legal codes to which they might aspire.

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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 7:58 am

Ok, last one for tonight, I'm off to bed.

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Post by Rich » February 10th, 2016, 11:37 am

Elite is so addictive. It really has great 3D graphics.

Oregon Trail is always a classic.

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Post by greenhorg » February 10th, 2016, 12:26 pm

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#1 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 1982 - Atari, Inc. - Platform: Atari 2600

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » February 10th, 2016, 1:36 pm

Cool idea. Don't play games anymore, but used to a lot so will follow this thread out of nostalgia.

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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 4:50 pm

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#1 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 1982 - Atari, Inc. - Platform: Atari 2600
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Post by metaller » February 10th, 2016, 5:09 pm

Great thread idea. I'm looking forward to the results. I imagine that I have played some of those.

Age of Empires: Played the campaign and played it even more with my mates on LANs. Slightly less popular than the Command & Conquer games at the times, but was different enough to make it a nice diversion.

Elite: A proper classic in its own right. I came a bit too late to fall fully for it, but I still played it enough (on a C64) because it fullfilled my sci-fi free-roaming needs better than some of the then popluar titles with better graphics (Wing Commanders and the like on a 486 I had at that time).
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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 5:48 pm

Never played Elite and don't really know if it's worth giving it a shot nowadays.

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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 5:58 pm

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#196 Call of Duty 2 - 2005 - Infinity Ward - Platform: Microsoft Windows; Xbox 360

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Call of Duty 2 is a 2005 first-person shooter video game and the second installment of the Call of Duty series. It was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Konami in Japan and Activision in the rest of the world. The game was released on October 25, 2005 for Microsoft Windows and on November 22, 2005 as a launch game for the Xbox 360 in Europe, Australia and South America, and later in Japan.

The game is set during World War II and the campaign mode is experienced through the perspectives of four soldiers: one in the Red Army, one in the United States Army, and two in the British Army. It contains four individual campaigns, split into three stories, with a total of twenty-seven missions. Activision officially announced the game on April 7, 2005 in a press release. Many features were added and changed from the original Call of Duty. The most notable change is the regenerating health. Additions include an icon that indicates a nearby grenade about to explode.

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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 6:04 pm

I'm off to work, so I won't be able to post more until tonight.

As for Call of Duty 2, I personally love WWII FPS's, nothing more satisfying than shooting Nazis, but I think my favorite is probably Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. Call of Duty 2 is definitely a good game though.

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Post by metaller » February 10th, 2016, 6:25 pm

Kasparius on Feb 10 2016, 10:48:27 AM wrote:Never played Elite and don't really know if it's worth giving it a shot nowadays.
I guess not in the very original version, except to see how the look and feel was. I assume the better guess would be one of the ports or re-envisionings. Like Oolite if you want to stay closer to the original or Elite: Dangerous (which I haven't played yet, because I don't want to say goodbye to real life).
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Post by metaller » February 10th, 2016, 6:36 pm

CoD2 was my personal introduction to the CoD franchise and I loved the multiplayer that filled the area between the real tactic shooters and the really quick action shooters around the time. Now the pace of the CoDs basically dominates the shooter market. I want a really big action shooter again for a change. Give me an Unreal Tournament with state of the art tech goddammit I want to shoot rockets at people!
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Post by joachimt » February 10th, 2016, 6:54 pm

Games played so far...... 0!
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Post by Buksemannen » February 10th, 2016, 7:51 pm

Will definitely follow this thread. zero games played so far as well.

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Post by Kasparius » February 10th, 2016, 8:49 pm

I never really play multiplayer FPS, except Goldeneye, I know that's kind of the whole point for most people, but I enjoy the campaign. The short length is pretty much what I like about an fps. It's relaxing and fun, and a good game to play when you don't have a lot of time.

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Post by Buksemannen » February 10th, 2016, 10:57 pm

Kasparius on Feb 10 2016, 01:49:55 PM wrote:I never really play multiplayer FPS, except Goldeneye, I know that's kind of the whole point for most people, but I enjoy the campaign. The short length is pretty much what I like about an fps. It's relaxing and fun, and a good game to play when you don't have a lot of time.
Ive never been a fan of the genre until Destiny came out. I think i have about 2000 hours in that game. But its most for the fun from playing with other people online. Its boring if you play alone. Its 2000 hours i could have spent on other things, but i dont regret it. I had a blast.

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Post by greenhorg » February 10th, 2016, 11:03 pm

Kasparius on Feb 10 2016, 09:50:55 AM wrote:
greenhorg on Feb 10 2016, 05:26:59 AM wrote:
#1 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 1982 - Atari, Inc. - Platform: Atari 2600
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Hababambam means nothing to anyone but some Turks and the long-suffering denizens of icheck. E.T. is legend. E.T. is the 'Manos: Hands of Fate' of video games. A disasterpiece. (l) (l)

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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 12:16 am

Buksemannen on Feb 10 2016, 03:57:37 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Feb 10 2016, 01:49:55 PM wrote:I never really play multiplayer FPS, except Goldeneye, I know that's kind of the whole point for most people, but I enjoy the campaign. The short length is pretty much what I like about an fps. It's relaxing and fun, and a good game to play when you don't have a lot of time.
Ive never been a fan of the genre until Destiny came out. I think i have about 2000 hours in that game. But its most for the fun from playing with other people online. Its boring if you play alone. Its 2000 hours i could have spent on other things, but i dont regret it. I had a blast.
Thanks for the warning, I'll stay away. The hundred hours I spent on Monster Hunter 4 are enough for me. I don't regret it either, love that game.

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Post by monty » February 11th, 2016, 1:08 am

joachimt on Feb 10 2016, 11:54:13 AM wrote:Games played so far...... 0!
Do I detect a note of pride?

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Post by frbrown » February 11th, 2016, 1:32 am

So this is what you've been doing instead of working on "How the West Was Shot" :D

Would you be able to post the lists that include a game on separate lines? Having them all on a single line looks a little crowded.
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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 2:52 am

frbrown on Feb 10 2016, 06:32:10 PM wrote:So this is what you've been doing instead of working on "How the West Was Shot" :D

Would you be able to post the lists that include a game on separate lines? Having them all on a single line looks a little crowded.
Sure it will take slightly more work, but no problem.

I'm planning on working on the Western lists very seriously after our own western poll in June which I will include in the lists.

I also want to do one of these for novels and rock and roll albums.
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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 2:55 am

monty on Feb 10 2016, 06:08:01 PM wrote:
joachimt on Feb 10 2016, 11:54:13 AM wrote:Games played so far...... 0!
Do I detect a note of pride?
Clearly, yet there is nothing to be proud of.

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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 6:46 am

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#195 Lode Runner - 1983 - Doug Smith - Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-Bit family, and various

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Lode Runner is a platform video game first published by Brøderbund in 1983. Unlike later platformers which rely on precision jumping and movement, levels in Lode Runner are puzzle-oriented. It is one of the first games to include a level editor, a feature that allows players to create their own levels for the game. This feature bolstered the game's popularity, as magazines such as Computer Gaming World held contests to see who could build the best level. Tozai, Inc. currently holds the intellectual property[clarification needed] and trademark rights of Lode Runner.

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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 6:49 am

I seem to recall having some version of this game on my dad's old Apple, but because there was no manual or anything, I had no idea you could dig holes for the longest time.

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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 7:01 am

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#194 Dragon Age: Origins - 2009 - BioWare - Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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Dragon Age: Origins is a role-playing video game developed by BioWare's Edmonton studio and published by Electronic Arts. It is the first game in the Dragon Age franchise. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 3, 2009, and for Mac OS X on December 21, 2009.

Set in the fictional kingdom of Ferelden during a period of civil strife, the game puts the player in the role of a warrior, mage or rogue coming from an elven, human, or dwarven background who must unite the kingdom to fight an impending invasion by demonic forces known as the "Darkspawn". The player character is recruited as a Grey Warden and is tasked to defeat the Archdemon, a god-like being hosted in the body of a powerful Dragon that commands the Darkspawn, and end the catastrophe known as the Blight. BioWare described the game as a spiritual successor to their previous Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights franchises. The game is played from a third-person perspective that can be shifted to top-down perspective. Throughout the game, players encounter various companions, who play major roles in the game's plot and accompany the player throughout the game.

BioWare described Dragon Age: Origins as a "dark heroic fantasy" set in a unique world. Its setting was inspired by The Lord of the Rings and A Song of Ice & Fire, and was described by BioWare as a mix between high fantasy and low fantasy. Development of the game began in 2002, and lasted over six years. BioWare employed more than 144 voice-actors, and hired Inon Zur to compose the game's music.

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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 7:08 am

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#193 Dota 2 - 2013 - Valve Corporation - Platform: Windows, OS X, Linux

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Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux in July 2013, following a Windows-only public beta testing phase that began in 2011, and is the stand-alone sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a mod for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion pack, The Frozen Throne. Dota 2 is one of the most actively played games on Steam, with maximum peaks of over a million concurrent players.

Dota 2 is played in matches between two five-player teams, each of which occupies a stronghold in a corner of the playing field. A team wins by destroying the other side's "Ancient" building, located within the opposing stronghold. Each player controls one of 111 playable "Hero" characters that feature unique powers and styles of play. During a match, the player collects gold, items, and experience points for their Hero, while combating Heroes of the opposite team.

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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 7:09 am

I will definitely not be opening the apparent Pandora's Box that is Dota 2. I stay far away from MOBA's and MMORPG's.

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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 7:28 am

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#192 Castlevania - 1986 - Konami - Platform: Famicom Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

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Castlevania, known in Japan as Akumajou Dracula (&#24746;&#39764;&#22478;&#12489;&#12521;&#12461;&#12517;&#12521; Akumajō Dorakyura?, officially translated Devil's Castle Dracula) is an action-platformer video game developed and published by Konami for the Family Computer Disk System video game console in Japan in September 1986. It was ported to cartridge format and released in North America for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in May 1987 followed by a European release in 1988.

The game takes place in the year 1691 where players control Simon Belmont who is tasked with defeating the vampire Dracula. It was re-released for the Family Computer (FC) in cartridge format in 1993. It is the first game in Konami's Castlevania video game series; it was followed by two more NES games titled Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (released for the NES in 1988) and Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1989). A fourth game was released for the Super NES and titled Super Castlevania IV.

Castlevania is often considered to be one of the best games on the NES. It has received critical acclaim ever since its original release. It sold impressively and is considered an NES classic by PC World, while Nintendo Power and Game Informer ranked it in their best video games list (at 22 and 48 respectively). IGN ranked it 19 among their favourite NES games.

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Post by Kasparius » February 11th, 2016, 7:30 am

Castlevania, now that is a classic, classic game.

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